William Marshal Tomb Effigy Thomas Asbridge with the History of William Marshal ms Cropped


Thomas wrote and presented The Greatest Knight for BBC Two; a one-hour documentary on the remarkable life of William Marshal – the landless younger son who rose through the ranks to become regent of England.



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Thomas Asbridge wrote and presented BBC Two’s landmark three-part series The Crusades. Tracing the history of this 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land, Thomas filmed on location across the Middle East, north Africa and Europe, and visited numerous archives – from Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque to an isolated island monastery in Venice – to reveal rarely seen manuscripts and artefacts.



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In 2006, Thomas Asbridge presented an episode of BBC2’s Timewatch strand entitled ‘The Crusader’s Lost Fort’, exploring the history and archaeological excavation of the crusader castle at Jacob’s Ford. He also has appeared in many other internationally broadcast documentaries, including The Crusades: the Cross and the Crescent for the History Channel and Channel 4’s The Real Da Vinci Code.




Dr Asbridge has been interviewed about his research by numerous national and local radio stations – including Today (BBC Radio 4) and Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, USA – in the UK, Ireland, Holland and America.



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